Alexander Allison’s New Orleans: Selected Photographs
On view through 2011
New Orleans Main Public Library
219 Loyola Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70112
Hours: Mon – Thurs 10am – 6pm, Fri + Sat 10am – 5pm
In 1953, while still working for the Sewerage and Water Board, Allison donated 323 4” x 5” prints of his work to New Orleans Public Library. Following his death on January 18, 1964, Mr. Allison’s daughter, Elizabeth Law, gave additional prints and his entire collection of negatives to the Library’s Louisiana Division. In 2009, Division staff, with volunteer assistance, completed a multi-year project to scan all of Allison’s negatives. The entire collection can be viewed online.
This exhibit, in some ways “The Best of Alexander Allison” comprises selections of his views of the city of New Orleans and his images of family-related activities at home, around Louisiana, and in Bay Saint Louis.
Alexander Allison photos are on display at New Orleans Public Library, in the Louisiana Division (Main Library, 3rd floor) into 2011.